Pedagogy in Undergraduate teaching programme – different spars
Pedagogy means science of teaching. It tries to bring about the desirable change in behaviour of the students under supervision of the teachers. It has got teacher at one pole and student at the other with the system of flowing of knowledge and acceptance keeping the scope of bilateral exchange which make the science viable and ever-changing with fresh inputs of thoughts.
Undergraduate medical courses are primarily taught in lecture format. Apart from this, seminars, symposium, panel discussion, group discussion, programmed learning, work shop, role playing, counselling, brain storming, practical, tutorial, demonstration, clinical simulation are used as method of teaching. Group involvement is ensured in epidemiological and family projects. Audio-visual aids like over head projector (OHP), power-point presentation, and video are effectively used in several teaching-learning methods. Student learning is evaluated with theory papers, items, objective structured clinical/ practical examinations (OSCE/OSPE), clinical and community level examinations.
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